The Abuelas

Written by Stephanie Alison Walker
Directed by Andi Chapman

Gabriela is an Argentine concert cellist living in Chicago with her American husband and adjusting to life as a new mom. A surprise visit from two strangers exposes a devastating secret in this visceral look at the repercussions of Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War.” This West Coast Premiere explores the heart’s capacity for forgiveness — even in the face of the harshest betrayal. 

 

 

 

“A MODERN TRAGEDY OF SHAKESPEAREAN PROPORTIONS…bolstered by nuanced performances by the entire cast.” –  The Hollywood Times
“SEARING, EMOTIONAL, AFFECTING…STERLING…delivered by a cast at the top of their craft.”  –Theatre Notes
“THE CAST IS UNIFORMLY EXCELLENT…inventive staging…” – Gia On the Move
“INTENSE, RIVETING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING and ultimately satisfying…eminently entertaining.” –LA Splash
  “HIGH INTENSITY…[an] unflinching look at realistic, flawed relationships…well-acted, technically polished.”  – Broadway World
“MESMERIZING.” – Showmag
  “ABSORBING, BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED…the performances here are all golden.”  – Ticket Holders LA

Ensemble

Denise Blasor*, Irene De Bari*, David DeSantos*, Seamus Dever*, Carolina Montenegro, Luisina Quarleri

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Director: Andi Chapman
Scenic Designer: Edward E. Haynes, Jr.
Costume Designer: Wendell Carmichael
Lighting Designer: Andrew Schmedake
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Projection Designer: Adam R. Macias
Props Master: David Saewert, with additional props design by Adam Meyer
Dialect Coach: Lauren Lovett
Fight Choreographer: Bo Foxworth
Choreographer: Indira Tyler
Dramaturg: Ryan McRee
Assistant Director: Jessica E. Williams
Production Stage Manager: Karen Osborne
Assistant Stage Manager: Talya Camras

 

Cast of Characters

  • SOLEDAD/MIDWIFE
    Denise Blasor
  • CAROLINA
    Irene De Bari
  • CÉSAR/SOLDIER
    David DeSantos
  • MARTY
    Seamus Dever
  • BÉLEN/WOMAN
    Carolina Montenegro
  • GABRIELA
    Luisina Quarleri